A mini-holiday destination in is own right, the Wirral is packed with fun things to do for all the family so pack your picnic, grab your ferry ticket and start exploring now….
A haven of tranquillity, Lord Lever’s perfect ‘model’ village has been beautifully preserved and is a gorgeous destination for a family day out. Visit the award-winning museum and visit the immaculately preserved Edwardian House before taking in a spot of culture at the stunning Lady Lever Art Gallery. There is a lovely tea room or if you fancy a treat, the four star Leverhulme Hotel offers sublime afternoon tea’s and stunning fine dining in its Riviera restaurant.
A true bank holiday favourite, pretty Parkgate is home to some of the region’s best views and the award winning Nicholls Parkgate ice-cream emporium.
Once a bustling port, its now a haven for wildlife and you can always find a spot on the old harbour walls to enjoy your ice-cream and take in the stunning views across the marshes and the Dee estuary. There are a clutch of magnificent pubs and an award winning fish and chip shop – a perfect day out at the seaside (without the sea!).
If the weather Gods are kind there is no better spot than the funky roof terrace at Marine Street to enjoy a cocktail or two. Part of the Marine Point development, this super-cool bar and food market offers fab street food, live music and a great selection of beers, wines and cocktails. Its roof terrace – which comes complete with a totally instagrammable flower wall – commands impressive views across the Mersey to the docks and beyond.
With over 24 miles of coastal pathways taking in a rich variety of views, you can choose your route and enjoy a bracing meander along your favourite bit of coastline. From stunning river views in Eastham to the wide expanses of beach at Hoylake and awesome estuary vistas around Heswall; there are miles of beautiful walks just waiting to be explored. Many of the walks are dotted with tea-rooms and pubs and there are plenty of picnic areas along the way too if you fancy going al fresco.
Once the seaside Mecca of the north, New Brighton still retains a lot of its traditional charm. Treat the kids to a fun packed afternoon of fairground frolics at the buzzing Adventureland attraction or channel your inner Tiger Woods at the impressive Championship Adventure Golf facility. There’s plenty for the little ones and if the weather takes a turn you can always head to the giant indoor Bubbles World of Play and let them run wild.
With some of the best country pubs in the region, Wirral is the perfect place to enjoy a ploughman’s and a pint! Head over to West Wirral to find some of the best hidden gems. We love the Whaetsheaf in Raby village. Known locally as ‘The Thatch’ because of its cute thatched roof, this is about as traditional as you get. No big pub chains here, just a great country pub with a cracking menu, gorgeous garden and great selection of ales. Its popular Cowshed restaurant serves up a cracking Sunday roast and with its backdrop of rolling countryside it’s a true country gem just waiting to be discovered.
If you fancy a bit of total relaxation, the multi-award winning spa at Thornton Hall Hotel is a little slice of heaven. Their stunning spa comes complete with a pool, sauna, steam room, snow room and multiple treatment and relaxation rooms; but it’s the outdoor Jacuzzis with their unbroken countryside views that really give this place the edge. If a day of pampering isn’t enough, you can refuel in the spa’s beautiful brasserie or even go the whole hog and take advantage of the many spa break deals on offer and have a mini staycation – Wirral style.
New Brighton is enjoying something of a resurgence and the super-cool Victoria Quarter re-development is leading the way. Local hospitality maestros Rockpoint Developments are making their mark on this once tired little street and turning it into the Notting Hill of Wirral. They have already opened a cool pub, The James Atherton, and super-stylish bar and eatery, Habbibi which serves up some truly amazing Middle Eastern inspired delights in a funky bar setting. Think street food meets neighbourhood bar – with cool koftas and delicious dips all wrapped up in home-made flatbreads washed down with a winning selection of clever cocktails and inspiring beer options. We love it!
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